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The Resource This is paradise! : my North Korean childhood, Hyok Kang ; with Philippe Grangereau ; translated by Shaun Whiteside

This is paradise! : my North Korean childhood, Hyok Kang ; with Philippe Grangereau ; translated by Shaun Whiteside

Label
This is paradise! : my North Korean childhood
Title
This is paradise!
Title remainder
my North Korean childhood
Statement of responsibility
Hyok Kang ; with Philippe Grangereau ; translated by Shaun Whiteside
Title variation
My North Korean childhood
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Both a shocking and moving portrayal of scenes of every day life in North Korea, a secretive and brutal nation. Hyok Kang writes of the public executions, of the labour camps and mines, the punishment for 'anti-social behaviour', the secret watching of Beijing television, and the spies everywhere who help enforce the regime by denouncing any deviations from the rigidly patrolled norm. And when the famine comes so too does death by starvation of friends and close ones, cannibalism, and political purge. All this is normal for Hyok Kang. After all, the propaganda North Koreans are fed by their government insists that compared to the rest of the world, this is paradise! Woven into this portrayal is the individual story of a boy who likes to draw - some of his accomplished illustrations are included in the book - and of his migration to China as an asylum seeker
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1986-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kang, Hyŏk
Dewey number
  • 325.21095193
  • 951.93043092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
HV640.5.K67
LC item number
K3613 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Grangereau, Philippe
  • Whiteside, Shaun
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kang, Hyŏk
  • Refugees
  • Korea (North)
  • Korea (North)
  • Korea (North)
Label
This is paradise! : my North Korean childhood, Hyok Kang ; with Philippe Grangereau ; translated by Shaun Whiteside
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published in Great Britain: London : Little, Brown, 2005
  • First pub. in France under the title: Ici, c'est le paradis!
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn271866041
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xiii, 204 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780349118659
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o271866041
  • (OCoLC)271866041
Label
This is paradise! : my North Korean childhood, Hyok Kang ; with Philippe Grangereau ; translated by Shaun Whiteside
Publication
Note
  • Originally published in Great Britain: London : Little, Brown, 2005
  • First pub. in France under the title: Ici, c'est le paradis!
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn271866041
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xiii, 204 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780349118659
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o271866041
  • (OCoLC)271866041

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